Vineyard & Vinification Note
Soil: calcareous/clayey, marnoso
Exposure: south, south/west
Harvest time: October
Vinification: maceration in contact with the grape skins for a duration of 10 days, alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks for 20 days, malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels for 18 months
Cellaring: Over 20 years
A wine with a fascinating and intriguing bouquet, with hints of dark berries and eucalyptus. Persistent and full-bodied with a citrus aftertaste.
James Suckling Tasting Note
Very, very perfumed with dark berries, vanilla and dried flowers. Full-bodied, round and juicy with a rich and flavorful finish. Lots going on. Needs three or four years to soften. Try in 2022. 93 Points, January 2019
Wine Advocate Tasting Note
This wine is named after a vineyard site that is privately registered to the Mauro Molino estate. The 2015 Barolo Gallinotto opens to volume and power with a subtle touch of sweet cherry fruit and baking spice (from the oak aging in both botte grande and barrique). Pretty aromas of tilled earth appear at the back. The wine already shows a careful balancing act between its primary fruit and those secondary notes that come from the extended winemaking process, but this wine still needs time to integrate fully. 93 Points. Monica Larner, June 2019
Jancis Robinson.com Tasting Note
Just mid ruby with orange tinges. Intense and deep, minerally nose of cherry and notes of dark earth. Fantastic firm tannins supporting the cherry fruit. Youthful, compact, long and finely balanced. 14.5%. Drink 2019-2030. 17+ Points, Walter Speller. November 2018
Perfect partner to Italian food, ragú with pasta, wild mushroom risotto, truffles. Great with Italian cheeses.